Catback Install with out distroying originals - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 09-15-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
MustangGT02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: MO
Region: Missouri
Posts: 437
Catback Install with out distroying originals

Is it possible to take out the stock catback with out destroying it? I want to get the SSS cat back for my Mach but I want to keep the originals so I can put them back on for better value on the car later down the road.

Thanks for the help!
MustangGT02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Doe_Rae_mi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 2,587
Yea it's easy, all you gotta did is unbolt it
Doe_Rae_mi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
It's possible. You just have to be able to get the rear end low enough to pull out the pipes.
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
tonyd01gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: ayden
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 1,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDF View Post
It's possible. You just have to be able to get the rear end low enough to pull out the pipes.
+1 on that. the rear section over the rear end is 1 piece.
tonyd01gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
ME Bloodhound
Staff
 
Soccerluvr4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sacramento/Bay Area
Region: California
Posts: 14,672
Lift the car high enough in the air and you can.
__________________

Bullitt build paused pending graduation

HID end all thread
Soccerluvr4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #6
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,581
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doe_Rae_mi View Post
Yea it's easy, all you gotta did is unbolt it
Have you ever actually taken one off? Because the pipes are all welded together and it doesn't just unbolt...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soccerluvr4 View Post
Lift the car high enough in the air and you can.
Yeah you have to completely unload the suspension and even then its a PITA.

OP I've always just cut them off in a place with a lot of space to weld back together if I ever wanted to put it back to stock. Any good exhaust shop will be able to put it back in and weld it up or if you or a buddy can weld you can do it in the driveway.

I'm guessing you have an 02 Mustang, not sure what exactly you think you'll be gaining by keeping the stock catback.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
+1^ it took me about an hour and a half on BlackedoutBKR 's car and that was with a lift, granted that was my first time taking one off without cutting it.
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Doe_Rae_mi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 2,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottydsntknow View Post

Have you ever actually taken one off? Because the pipes are all welded together and it doesn't just unbolt...

Yeah you have to completely unload the suspension and even then its a PITA.

OP I've always just cut them off in a place with a lot of space to weld back together if I ever wanted to put it back to stock. Any good exhaust shop will be able to put it back in and weld it up or if you or a buddy can weld you can do it in the driveway.

I'm guessing you have an 02 Mustang, not sure what exactly you think you'll be gaining by keeping the stock catback.
Oh I thought they were bolted
Doe_Rae_mi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,581
That's why the OP was asking about how to get them out. Obviously you'd unbolt them if it was like an aftermarket unit.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #10
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
It's really not that hard...

Unbolt at h pipe and take the hangers off. Remove.
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Doe_Rae_mi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 2,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowflyn
It's really not that hard...

Unbolt at h pipe and take the hangers off. Remove.
That's what I thought
Doe_Rae_mi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #12
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,581
Yes but getting the overaxle pipes out without cutting them is the trick. Not sure what you guys aren't understanding about that. They aren't clamped together like aftermarket catbacks, everything is welded from the flowtubes all the way to the tailpipes. This is why most guys hit the stock catback with a sawzall or a tubing cutter.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slow4V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sa
Region: Alabama
Posts: 2,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by MustangGT02 View Post
Is it possible to take out the stock catback with out destroying it? I want to get the SSS cat back for my Mach but I want to keep the originals so I can put them back on for better value on the car later down the road.

Thanks for the help!
Where do you buy the sSs exhaust at
Slow4V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #14
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottydsntknow
Yes but getting the overaxle pipes out without cutting them is the trick. Not sure what you guys aren't understanding about that. They aren't clamped together like aftermarket catbacks, everything is welded from the flowtubes all the way to the tailpipes. This is why most guys hit the stock catback with a sawzall or a tubing cutter.
I've pulled more off complete than in pieces. I also installed an uncut mach 1 catback on my v6.
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
MustangGT02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: MO
Region: Missouri
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottydsntknow View Post
I'm guessing you have an 02 Mustang, not sure what exactly you think you'll be gaining by keeping the stock catback.
I have a 2003 Mach 1 that's 100% original right now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slow4V View Post
Where do you buy the sSs exhaust at
SSS Adrenaline Cat Back Exhaust System 99-04 GT I've never bought from these guys, are they any good?
MustangGT02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 08:31 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
MustangGT02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: MO
Region: Missouri
Posts: 437


I like the fact that they don't sound like every other Flowmaster stang out there.
MustangGT02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



04:31 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.